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[Cookie Elf File #406] Cherry Oatmeal Bar Cookies on National Oatmeal Cookie Day!
April 27, 2021
Dear Cookie Elf reader,

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National Oatmeal Cookie Day, April 30, gives you an excuse to bake cookies with oatmeal – recipes like Cherry Oatmeal Bar Cookies and others featured below. Have fun!

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Feature: Make Cherry Oatmeal Bar Cookies for National Oatmeal Cookie Day

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Bar cookies just don’t get any easier than in this Cherry Oatmeal Cookies recipe!

They are a variation of a fruit crumble – a dessert made popular in Britain during World War II as a money-saving alternative to pie.

Fruit (in this case, cherries) was placed on the bottom of the baking pan and covered with a crumbly mixture of butter, flour, and sugar.

This easy cake mix cookies recipe takes simplicity one step further by calling for just 4 ingredients.

The cookie crumb combination is divided to make a crust on the bottom, fruit placed in the middle, and the remaining crumbles sprinkled on top. Once baked, the dessert is cut into bars.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Bake time: 18-23 minutes
Makes about 35 bars

Get the full Cherry Oatmeal Cookies Recipe here. Plus be sure to check out our Bar Cookies Pinterest board for more cookie inspiration.

Cookie Baking Tip: How to Mix Crumb Crust

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More Easy Oatmeal Cookie Recipes for National Oatmeal Cookie Day

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That’s it for now. See you next time!

Happy baking,

Kathy, The Cookie Elf

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